9 Blog Posts From the VMT Tag


The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The Fall 2018 issue of the NMA member magazine Driving Freedoms (“The Big Lie”) sounded a clarion call against the dismantling of established traffic engineering standards by the very agencies tasked with upholding those standards and protecting the public. Swept up in the Vision Zero dream of achieving zero road fatalities, the Federal Highway Administration […]

The Carrot and the Stick Approach to Vehicle Tracking: What’s wrong with congestion pricing and Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Schemes?

The Carrot and the Stick Approach to Vehicle Tracking: What’s wrong with congestion pricing and Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Schemes?

This article first appeared in the NMA quarterly magazine Driving Freedoms Winter 2016 edition. Smart Growth supporters claim their transportation fixes will reduce congestion and lead to more accessible roads for all users. In practice, the opposite may be true. In the winter 2015 Driving Freedoms, a California NMA member described how congestion and travel […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: April 30, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: April 30, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –VA Supremes one step from banning License Plate Spying– –OH Supremes skeptical over municipal speed cam suit– –WA State VMT Tax experiment cost $2000 per participant– Friday, April 27, 2018 Virginia Supreme Court One Step From Banning License Plate Spying Police use of automated license plate readers (ALPR or ANPR) […]

Is an Infrastructure Apocalypse on the Horizon?

Is an Infrastructure Apocalypse on the Horizon?

The US’s aging Infrastructure seems to be falling apart but what is worse is no one knows how to fund infrastructure. How much more can motorists pay before they can no longer pay any more? Motorists already pay a state and federal gas tax. Motorists already pay special wheel taxes or additional vehicle registration fees. […]

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

The long awaited but not too surprising ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week on turning back the Obama era CAFÉ Standards seems to have confused the issue even more. At issue: by 2025, automakers who want to sell new cars to American consumers must boost a corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) to […]